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7 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

7 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

When it comes to someone being seen as “likeable” by the public, it can be very easy to fall into the stereotype that they have some very specific trait or aura about them that makes them so great to be around. However, anyone can learn certain characteristics or habits to make themselves likeable. It can be hard work to change someone’s mentality, but it pays off in the long run.

Here are just some of the reasons that make someone exceptionally likeable people – they tend to have traits such as the following including within their personality at all times:

1. They Focus on You.

The most important thing that you will find when talking to a likeable person is that they give you all the time in the world when you’re talking. They don’t spend their time looking around the room trying to find something else to concentrate on, and they don’t start using their phones while you are speaking. Likeable people are liked because they give you confidence and belief in yourself above anything else. This makes a massive difference to your overall levels of confidence in yourself, and in the subject that you were talking about.

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2. They Are Genuine People. 

Someone being able to be seen as genuine is, in the modern world, incredibly important. The world is full of people we meet on a daily basis who simply cannot be trusted. A likeable person can actually be trusted when you talk to them or when you spend time with them. A genuine person will be so much easier to talk to as they’ll actually give you the honest response – positive or negative.

3. They Start Debate.

When you are talking, nothing is more annoying than someone just acknowledging you and never adding anything to the conversation. When this happens, it can be very frustrating, and the best way to get around this problem is to simply ensure that they are able to add to the debate. Do they give you suggestions or ideas for what you could be doing? Or are they just going along with the conversation? The best thing about likeable people is that they offer you a nice, fresh perspective. They’ll ask questions and inherently add to the debate as it goes.

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4. They Aren’t Judgemental.

Nothing can be more annoying than watching someone pass judgement on you or someone else – and this is something that likeable people won’t do. Whether you eat too many fatty foods, smoke, take drugs… you will find that a likeable person won’t be the one to stand there and make snap judgements about your character or your personality. Instead, they are likely to want to know more about your circumstances.

5. They Don’t Court Attention.

Nothing is more irritating than someone just constantly trying to get attention all the time. Whether it’s through conversation or their actions, a likeable person doesn’t have this inherent need to be seen and be recognised by everyone else. Looking for a way to ensure that you stay as a memorable and friendly person, or as a likeable individual? Then you need to consider if being the centre of attention is the best way to do that.

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6. They Leave An Impression.

Some people command respect as soon as they walk into a room – with a likeable person, they will do this in abundance. Simply follow the way that they enter a room and see the kind of response they get. It’s likely that when they talk, the others in the room will stop what they were doing and actually listen to what is being said.

7. They Are Positive.

Most importantly, though, likeable people are positive. Nobody likes a doomsayer. If you are with someone who is constantly putting the world and everything on it down, it can start to grate on you quite quickly. Avoid this problem with relative ease by looking at the attributes of a likeable person. Are they able to see any negative situation in a more positive light? This is a hugely desirable trait.

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Last Updated on July 3, 2020

30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

30 Small Habits To Lead A More Peaceful Life

In today’s world, true peace must come from within us and our own actions. Here are 30 small things you can do on a regular basis to increase your overall sense of harmony, peace, and well-being:

1. Don’t go to every fight you’re invited to

Particularly when you’re around those who thrive on chaos, be willing to decline the invitation to join in on the drama.

2. Focus on your breath

Throughout the day, stop to take a few deep breaths. Keep stress at bay with techniques such as “square breathing.” Breathe in for four counts, hold for four counts, then out for four counts, and hold again for four counts. Repeat this cycle four times.

3. Get organized and purge old items

A cluttered space often creates a cluttered spirit. Take the time to get rid of anything you haven’t used in a year and invest in organizational systems that help you sustain a level of neatness.

4. Stop yourself from being judgmental

Whenever you are tempted to have an opinion about someone else’s life, check your intentions. Judging others creates and promotes negative energy.

5. Say ‘thank you’ early and often

Start and end each day with an attitude of gratitude. Look for opportunities in your daily routine and interactions to express appreciation.

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6. Smile more

Even if you have to “fake it until you make it,” there are many scientific benefits of smiling and laughing. Also, pay attention to your facial expression when you are doing neutral activities such as driving and walking. Turn that frown upside down!

7. Don’t worry about the future

As difficult as this sounds, there is a direct connection between staying in the present and living a more peaceful life. You cannot control the future. As the old proverb goes, “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.” Practice gently bringing your thoughts back to the present.

8. Eat real food

The closer the food is to the state from which it came from the earth, the better you will feel in eating it. Choose foods that grew from a plant over food that was made in a plant.

9. Choose being happy over being right

Too often, we sacrifice inner peace in order to make a point. It’s rarely worth it.

10. Keep technology out of the bedroom

Many studies, such as one conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have connected blue light of electronic devices before bed to adverse sleep and overall health. To make matters worse, many people report that they cannot resist checking email and social media when their cell phone is in reach of their bed, regardless of the time.

11. Make use of filtering features on social media

You may not want to “unfriend” someone completely, however you can choose whether you want to follow their posts and/or the sources of information that they share.

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12. Get comfortable with silence

When you picture someone who is the ultimate state of peace, typically they aren’t talking.

13. Listen to understand, not to respond

So often in conversations, we use our ears to give us cues about when it is our turn to say what we want to say. Practice active listening, ask questions, process, then speak.

14. Put your troubles in a bubble

Whenever you start to feel anxious, visualize the situation being wrapped in a bubble and then picture that sphere floating away.

15. Speak more slowly

Often a lack of peace manifests itself in fast or clipped speech. Take a breath, slow down, and let your thoughtful consideration drive your words.

16. Don’t procrastinate

Nothing adds stress to our lives like waiting until the last minute.

17. Buy a coloring book

Mandala coloring books for adults are becoming more popular because of their connection to creating inner peace.

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18. Prioritize yourself

You are the only person who you are guaranteed to live with 24 hours a day for the rest of your life.

19. Forgive others

Holding a grudge is hurting you exponentially more than anyone else. Let it go.

20. Check your expectations

Presumption often leads to drama. Remember the old saying, “Expectations are premeditated resentments.”

21. Engage in active play

Let your inner child come out and have some fun. Jump, dance, play, and pretend!

22. Stop criticizing yourself

The world is a hard enough place with more than enough critics. Your life is not served well by being one of them.

23. Focus your energy and attention on what you want

Thoughts, words, and actions all create energy. Energy attracts like energy. Put out what you want to get back.

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24. Assign yourself “complaint free” days.

Make a conscious decision not to complain about anything for a whole day. It might be harder than you think and the awareness will stick with you.

25. Surround yourself with people you truly enjoy being in the company of

Personalities tend to be contagious, and not everyone’s is worth catching. Be judicious in your choices.

26. Manage your money

Financial concerns rank top on the list of what causes people stress. Take the time each month to do a budget, calculate what you actually spend and sanity check that against the money you have coming in.

27. Stop trying to control everything

Not only is your inner control freak sabotaging your sense of peace, it is also likely getting in the way of external relationships as well.

28. Practice affirmations

Repeat positive phrases that depict the life and qualities you want to attract. It may not come naturally to you, but it works.

29. Get up before sunrise

Personally witnessing the dawn brings a unique sense of awe and appreciation for life.

30. Be yourself

Nothing creates more inner discord than trying to be something other than who we really are. Authenticity breeds happiness.

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